Hi Ya’ll! I’m Pat from Corn in my Coffee Pot. I’m so jazzed about being here at My Repurposed Life. First of all, I’ve never EV.ER guest posted. If you’re a regular reader at Corn then you know what a procrastinator I am…so here I am, finally getting around to submitting something for just this occasion. Thanks Gail…for letting me do this.
I am a ‘re-purposer’ and I generally do these little projects “Using What I Have” whether it is for something I need or something I want; I almost always try and find a way to do it on the cheap!
Just to recap–
Some of the things I want to work on this year in 2013
::THE SHORT LIST::
NOW I have it. Sad I know.
I removed this trim and started to remove screws… not having a clue what I was doing OR how this thing was held together.
Oh! I almost forgot…
for this project you need::
A flat head screw driver
A box cutter
A pair of scissors
A pair of ‘needle nosed pliers’
probably some GLOVES would be nice!
A staple gun
Staples (not office supplies)
A safe place for loose screws
Fabric of your choice OR re-purpose ONE cute curtain panel
A sewing machine
A SEAM Ripper
…did I say Scissors???
MORE THAN ONE 60 watt bulb (or a Well lit kitchen)
A camera :/
at least 3 LESS hungry YOUNGIN’s
Alright back to the chair…
I SEWED the back cover and the seat cover together…where the bend in the seat was… I used a curtain panel for my fabric. I believe it’s cotton and I cut the hemmed edge off one side. I used a strip of that hemmed edge to sew over the seam I’d made, to reinforce it.
This is inside the seat and won’t be seen.
This is about a 2-3 inch piece left at the seam…that will be tucked inside the seat and stapled to HOLD IT in place.
I crammed it into the crevice (DIY technical jargon for those taking notes) between the seat back and seat bottom… and stapled away!
Stretched it around the seat on all sides, careful to tuck the corners etc… again stapling as I went.
Reversing the process, I put it back together onto the frame…
AND! onto the crazy swirly swivel legs.
I’d like to invite y’all on over to my place, Corn in My Coffee Pot… (where it’s a well-known fact that my favorite color of paint is Ooops!) especially if you’d like to see how I repurpose, Using What I Have…
Including my bathroom re-do for under $50
My favorite of All Faux Wood Floor
Thank you Patricia for sharing this great tutorial with us! You’re braver than I am. Love the new look of your chair. Y’all hop over to check out Patricia’s blog, you’ll definitely have a brighter day!
see more chair projects below: